Does anyone have a re-siting policy if an IV is started in the field by EMS? Thanks!
The location is not the most important factor. The technique used is more important, so this applies to every location including prehospital and inpatient. When the catheter is inserted in emergent conditions (field, or code in hopsital) you cannot perform appropriate antisepsis and those catheter must be changed within 24 to 48 h.
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
126 Main Street, PO Box 10
Milner, GA 30257
Office Phone 770-358-7861
Our policy says re site in 48
here is the part that pertains to that
Cheryl Ferraro RN, CRNI
Thank you all for your feedback.
Not speaking for them, but I created custom IVtags for the entire Baylor-Scott & White system that is applied for any emergent line... it alerts everyone to remove within 12 hours of the time written in as placed. Their program was created by some of their DNP CNSs. Seems to be working well from the feedback.
Kevin Arnold, MSN, BBA, BS, BSN, RN
Web Manager, www.iv-therapy.net